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Colleen’s guidebook

Colleen

Colleen’s guidebook

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i’ve tried to put together a range of lovely places to go and visit for the entire family. There’s a choice of lovely historical towns, places to relax with the kids and go for a swim and different things to see and do. I really hope you find the information useful and it will go some way in helping you plan your holiday.
Guéméné-sur-Scorff. This is a old ancient town with a marked walk. It has bars, restaurants, shops, church, banks and cash points plus petrol station and small art gallery. Guéméné-sur-Scorff is famous for its andouille de Guéméné-sur-Scorff (sausage) which has its very own festival day at the end of August. It’s worth mentioning that some of the restaurants including the Les 3 Merchands ( the 3 merchants) which has been known under the same name since 1648 and is one of Brittany’s oldest bar/restaurants get very busy and have to be booked in advance. get very busy and have to be booked in advance. A small market is held on Thursday and Christmas market in December, I think Guéméné-sur-Scorff is really pretty at Christmas with it lights and decorations. Approx 10 mins drive.
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Guémené-sur-Scorff
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Guéméné-sur-Scorff. This is a old ancient town with a marked walk. It has bars, restaurants, shops, church, banks and cash points plus petrol station and small art gallery. Guéméné-sur-Scorff is famous for its andouille de Guéméné-sur-Scorff (sausage) which has its very own festival day at the end of August. It’s worth mentioning that some of the restaurants including the Les 3 Merchands ( the 3 merchants) which has been known under the same name since 1648 and is one of Brittany’s oldest bar/restaurants get very busy and have to be booked in advance. get very busy and have to be booked in advance. A small market is held on Thursday and Christmas market in December, I think Guéméné-sur-Scorff is really pretty at Christmas with it lights and decorations. Approx 10 mins drive.
The village of Ploërdut. With its ancient church, friendly bars and restaurants it’s a great place to chill when your not in the mood to go to far especially on a hot summers day. Enjoy a plait de jour in the bar and finish off with a drink outside. There is a medieval fete held every year in June which lasts all weekend, it has medieval dancing, market, banquet, bands and all sorts of other things for all the family. Ploërdut also has a small outside market on a Friday afternoon and Christmas market in December. Approx 10 mins drive.
Ploërdut
The village of Ploërdut. With its ancient church, friendly bars and restaurants it’s a great place to chill when your not in the mood to go to far especially on a hot summers day. Enjoy a plait de jour in the bar and finish off with a drink outside. There is a medieval fete held every year in June which lasts all weekend, it has medieval dancing, market, banquet, bands and all sorts of other things for all the family. Ploërdut also has a small outside market on a Friday afternoon and Christmas market in December. Approx 10 mins drive.
Edit Delete Le Faouet. Le Faouet is another great place to visit with a choice of places to eat and drink, there is a lovely restaurant there that has a courtyard for dining, the staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is very good. There are also a number of other restaurants that have al fresco dining too. The Art musiem is worth a visit as is the La Chapelle Sainte-Barbe with its old church and forest walks that lead to a river, there is a quant bar/cafe there that you wouldn’t expect serving beers and coffee. La Chapelle Saint Fiacre is another place of interest. There is a market every third week of the month held under the historical Les Halles and several brocantes ( flee markets ) through out the year too. Approx 25 mins drive.
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Le Faouët
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Edit Delete Le Faouet. Le Faouet is another great place to visit with a choice of places to eat and drink, there is a lovely restaurant there that has a courtyard for dining, the staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is very good. There are also a number of other restaurants that have al fresco dining too. The Art musiem is worth a visit as is the La Chapelle Sainte-Barbe with its old church and forest walks that lead to a river, there is a quant bar/cafe there that you wouldn’t expect serving beers and coffee. La Chapelle Saint Fiacre is another place of interest. There is a market every third week of the month held under the historical Les Halles and several brocantes ( flee markets ) through out the year too. Approx 25 mins drive.
Gouarec Gouarec is another lovely place to visit with all usual bars/restaurant, river walks and shops, but there’s something a little different if you are into vintage cars, bikes and tractors. Every last Sunday of the month the little car club hold a morning meeting at the abbey of Bon-Repos and afterwards they hold a bbq, anyone is welcome to go along and enjoy seeing some lovely vintage cars, bikes and tractors ( I love the old citrion 2cv’s and moggies) I would love to have these two sat on my drive, I guess I can dream. A vintage day is held in Gouarec in June and this is a great day out with vintage car. Approx 30 mins drive.
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Gouarec
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Gouarec Gouarec is another lovely place to visit with all usual bars/restaurant, river walks and shops, but there’s something a little different if you are into vintage cars, bikes and tractors. Every last Sunday of the month the little car club hold a morning meeting at the abbey of Bon-Repos and afterwards they hold a bbq, anyone is welcome to go along and enjoy seeing some lovely vintage cars, bikes and tractors ( I love the old citrion 2cv’s and moggies) I would love to have these two sat on my drive, I guess I can dream. A vintage day is held in Gouarec in June and this is a great day out with vintage car. Approx 30 mins drive.
Edit Delete Priziac. Lake Bel Air in Priziac is a great place to visit, it has a small beach and over 50 acres of meadow and woods. The water is safe for swimming and there is board walk to jump off and pedalos can be hired too. There is a playground for younger children and on site bar/restaurant. There is also a cycle route and fishing. The kids will love a visit to Le Sterou a aquanature park, you can hire a golf style buggy to get around the park if you wish or just walk the many trails, the deer are just lovely. Approx 15 mins drive.
Priziac
Edit Delete Priziac. Lake Bel Air in Priziac is a great place to visit, it has a small beach and over 50 acres of meadow and woods. The water is safe for swimming and there is board walk to jump off and pedalos can be hired too. There is a playground for younger children and on site bar/restaurant. There is also a cycle route and fishing. The kids will love a visit to Le Sterou a aquanature park, you can hire a golf style buggy to get around the park if you wish or just walk the many trails, the deer are just lovely. Approx 15 mins drive.
Edit Delete La Vraie-Croix La Vraie-Croix near Questembert has been awarded 4 flowers for its flowers in bloom for several years, the village is pretty and has gardens with huge metal insects and there is a lovely lake with children’s playground. If you love walking then there is a 9km circuit. It also has a chapel dating back to the 13th century, there is a bar and restaurant in the village for refreshments plus a boulangerie where you can purchase tasty sweet and savoury foods which you could buy and go sit by the lake and have a really nice picnic. Approx 1h 23 mins.
La Vraie-Croix
Edit Delete La Vraie-Croix La Vraie-Croix near Questembert has been awarded 4 flowers for its flowers in bloom for several years, the village is pretty and has gardens with huge metal insects and there is a lovely lake with children’s playground. If you love walking then there is a 9km circuit. It also has a chapel dating back to the 13th century, there is a bar and restaurant in the village for refreshments plus a boulangerie where you can purchase tasty sweet and savoury foods which you could buy and go sit by the lake and have a really nice picnic. Approx 1h 23 mins.
La Gacilly is very arts and crafts and is just wonderful, all kinds of shops, including glass, pottery and jewellery adorn the narrow streets, the children will love the toy shop. It holds France’s largest outside photography festival which takes place from June to September. Children can enjoy a donkey ride around the narrow streets, boats can be hired and there is plenty of bars/cafe and restaurants to unwind and refuel. It holds a market every Saturday morning. Approx 1h 30 mins.
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La Gacilly
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La Gacilly is very arts and crafts and is just wonderful, all kinds of shops, including glass, pottery and jewellery adorn the narrow streets, the children will love the toy shop. It holds France’s largest outside photography festival which takes place from June to September. Children can enjoy a donkey ride around the narrow streets, boats can be hired and there is plenty of bars/cafe and restaurants to unwind and refuel. It holds a market every Saturday morning. Approx 1h 30 mins.
Rochefort en terre Rochefort en terre is simply a must, voted one of france’s most beautiful villages and as a result of this it is one of Brittany most visited places. From April to September it is illuminated from dusk to midnight making the streets full of Craftspeople, artists, toy makers, potters, candle makers and bars look just fantastic. Cobbled streets, flowers everywhere you look and half timber houses make this place a delight. There’s a chateau and church, every year there is a medieval fate held in the grounds of the chateau and spilling out onto the streets. Don’t even get me started on how amazing the Christmas lights are your just going to have to come and see them for yourself. Approx 1h 40mins drive.
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Rochefort-en-Terre
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Rochefort en terre Rochefort en terre is simply a must, voted one of france’s most beautiful villages and as a result of this it is one of Brittany most visited places. From April to September it is illuminated from dusk to midnight making the streets full of Craftspeople, artists, toy makers, potters, candle makers and bars look just fantastic. Cobbled streets, flowers everywhere you look and half timber houses make this place a delight. There’s a chateau and church, every year there is a medieval fate held in the grounds of the chateau and spilling out onto the streets. Don’t even get me started on how amazing the Christmas lights are your just going to have to come and see them for yourself. Approx 1h 40mins drive.
Le secret du chevalier noir ( escape game ) “Le secret du chevalier noir” It is an escape game ages 8 upwards and for between 3 to 6 players. It’s your mission as a spy for a rival train company to sabotage the fast progressing carhaix-rosporden train line. You have 1 hour to solve the clues. It’s in Guiscriff Approx 35 mins
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Le secret du chevalier noir ( escape game ) “Le secret du chevalier noir” It is an escape game ages 8 upwards and for between 3 to 6 players. It’s your mission as a spy for a rival train company to sabotage the fast progressing carhaix-rosporden train line. You have 1 hour to solve the clues. It’s in Guiscriff Approx 35 mins
Kan an dour aquatic centre. ( swimming ) Kan an dour aquatic centre has a 25m by 10m sports pool, play pool with slide and inflatables, a spa and steam room. In summer you can enjoy an outside area at the solarium with sun beds. It’s in Le Faouët approx 25 m
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Le Faouët
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Kan an dour aquatic centre. ( swimming ) Kan an dour aquatic centre has a 25m by 10m sports pool, play pool with slide and inflatables, a spa and steam room. In summer you can enjoy an outside area at the solarium with sun beds. It’s in Le Faouët approx 25 m
L’abeille vivante et la cite des fourmis. ( living bees and ant museum ) L’abeille vivante et la cite des foumis is a museum based in a converted farmhouse of living bees and ants. You can observe hives and swarms of bees in glass containers. You also get the chance ( if your brave ) to crawl through a giant ant hill full of wood ants. There is a gift shop selling honey based products so you can buy a souvenir to remember your time there. It’s based in Le Faouët and is approx 25 mins drive.
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Le Faouët
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L’abeille vivante et la cite des fourmis. ( living bees and ant museum ) L’abeille vivante et la cite des foumis is a museum based in a converted farmhouse of living bees and ants. You can observe hives and swarms of bees in glass containers. You also get the chance ( if your brave ) to crawl through a giant ant hill full of wood ants. There is a gift shop selling honey based products so you can buy a souvenir to remember your time there. It’s based in Le Faouët and is approx 25 mins drive.
Abbey Norte-Dame. Abbey Norte-Dame was founded in 1136 and only the chapter house is original now. It has a wonderful African museum. The gardens are lovely to walk around. Approx 25 mins drive.
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Abbey Norte-Dame. Abbey Norte-Dame was founded in 1136 and only the chapter house is original now. It has a wonderful African museum. The gardens are lovely to walk around. Approx 25 mins drive.
Tropical Parc Tropical Parc is an enchanting place to visit with its different world themed gardens and animals, it’s a real treat for all the family. With gardens including Thai, African, Jurassic ( kids will love the moving dinosaurs ) Mexican, Australian and rose. There is also a music hut where you can listen to sounds from Asia and play on instruments such as gongs tubular bells. There’s a cafe/bar and gift shop plus lots of other things going on. A visit at Halloween won’t let you down no matter how old you are ( I think I enjoyed it a little bit to much ) it near st jacut les pins and is approx 1h 40 mins drive.
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Tropical Parc Tropical Parc is an enchanting place to visit with its different world themed gardens and animals, it’s a real treat for all the family. With gardens including Thai, African, Jurassic ( kids will love the moving dinosaurs ) Mexican, Australian and rose. There is also a music hut where you can listen to sounds from Asia and play on instruments such as gongs tubular bells. There’s a cafe/bar and gift shop plus lots of other things going on. A visit at Halloween won’t let you down no matter how old you are ( I think I enjoyed it a little bit to much ) it near st jacut les pins and is approx 1h 40 mins drive.
Bon Repos Sur Blavet. Bon Repos is a wonderful place to visit not just the Abby which is brilliant but the area it is situated in, lovely walks, river and forest plus bars/restaurants. The Abby is hundreds of years old and has gone through several changes over the centuries. One of the rooms is used to display art work from guest artists. At the end of July and beginning of August it hosts the Le Son & Lumiere de Bon-Repos at nightfall, this is just amazing, it tells the story of central Brittany throughout the centuries and its all done by sound and light. Prior to the show there is bands, food, bar and a real party atmosphere. Even tho the actual performance doesn’t start till around 10.30 there was loads of children there who really enjoyed it. The performance itself varies from the very young to old. A farmers market is held from March to October every Sunday. Approx 35 mins drive
Bon Repos
Bon Repos Sur Blavet. Bon Repos is a wonderful place to visit not just the Abby which is brilliant but the area it is situated in, lovely walks, river and forest plus bars/restaurants. The Abby is hundreds of years old and has gone through several changes over the centuries. One of the rooms is used to display art work from guest artists. At the end of July and beginning of August it hosts the Le Son & Lumiere de Bon-Repos at nightfall, this is just amazing, it tells the story of central Brittany throughout the centuries and its all done by sound and light. Prior to the show there is bands, food, bar and a real party atmosphere. Even tho the actual performance doesn’t start till around 10.30 there was loads of children there who really enjoyed it. The performance itself varies from the very young to old. A farmers market is held from March to October every Sunday. Approx 35 mins drive
Food scene
Here you’ll find a selection of nice places to eat.
Great little pizzeria in the Centre of Ploërdut. Authentic so only serving pizzas and garlic bread. Reasonable priced and very friendly owners, opens around 6pm.
Tonino pizzeria Solo Pizza
11 Place de la République
Great little pizzeria in the Centre of Ploërdut. Authentic so only serving pizzas and garlic bread. Reasonable priced and very friendly owners, opens around 6pm.
Fantastic place to relax and unwind. You can enjoy a plat du jour Monday to Friday for around €13.00 including wine and Evening menu on a Wednesday and Sunday plus a takeaway service. Of course you don’t have to eat you could just simply order a drink from the bar and sit outside and watch the world go by. Friendly owner and staff. Situated in the centre of Ploërdut.
Chez Marie Thé
5 Rue Grand Rue
Fantastic place to relax and unwind. You can enjoy a plat du jour Monday to Friday for around €13.00 including wine and Evening menu on a Wednesday and Sunday plus a takeaway service. Of course you don’t have to eat you could just simply order a drink from the bar and sit outside and watch the world go by. Friendly owner and staff. Situated in the centre of Ploërdut.
This place does a great plat du jour for around €14.00 it also has a very enjoyable evening menu too. A lovely place to chill and unwind plus a warm welcome from the staff make this restaurant very enjoyable. Situated in Guéméné sur Scorff.
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Aux Sabots Rouges
6 Rue Bisson
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This place does a great plat du jour for around €14.00 it also has a very enjoyable evening menu too. A lovely place to chill and unwind plus a warm welcome from the staff make this restaurant very enjoyable. Situated in Guéméné sur Scorff.
Now this place is a proper little French gem. It’s had the same name since 1648 and is one of the oldest taverns in Brittany. You get 4 courses plus wine for around €11.50. Friendly owner and staff make this place extremely popular and booking in advance is advised. Situated in Guéméné Sur Scorff.
Les Trois Marchands
29 Rue Emile Maze
Now this place is a proper little French gem. It’s had the same name since 1648 and is one of the oldest taverns in Brittany. You get 4 courses plus wine for around €11.50. Friendly owner and staff make this place extremely popular and booking in advance is advised. Situated in Guéméné Sur Scorff.
This is were my love of crepes came from and the steaks aren’t half bad either, altogether a very pleasant restaurant serving good food. Situated in Guéméné Sur Scorff
Crêperie des Rohan
24 Rue Bisson
This is were my love of crepes came from and the steaks aren’t half bad either, altogether a very pleasant restaurant serving good food. Situated in Guéméné Sur Scorff
If your looking for something a little different then this is the one for you. It’s Swiss and it serves a lot of cheese dishes so if that’s your thing then this place is definitely worth a try. Friendly staff and although it was quite it still had a nice atmosphere. Situated in Guéméné Sur Scorff
L'Helvétic
2 Rue Louis le Bail
If your looking for something a little different then this is the one for you. It’s Swiss and it serves a lot of cheese dishes so if that’s your thing then this place is definitely worth a try. Friendly staff and although it was quite it still had a nice atmosphere. Situated in Guéméné Sur Scorff
Another little tavern serving plat du jours, there’s an evening menu too. Again good food and service at a reasonable price. Situated in Guéméné Sur Scorff.
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Le Christine.
1 Rue Christine
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Another little tavern serving plat du jours, there’s an evening menu too. Again good food and service at a reasonable price. Situated in Guéméné Sur Scorff.
Chose this restaurant at random from quite a selection of places to eat and it didn’t disappoint. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. The food is very good and very reasonably priced. It’s situated in La Gacilly.
Le Yucca
12 Rue du Relais Postal
Chose this restaurant at random from quite a selection of places to eat and it didn’t disappoint. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. The food is very good and very reasonably priced. It’s situated in La Gacilly.
Lovely restaurant. Sat in the outside eating area at the rear of the restaurant and it was just perfect. Very helpful staff made this restaurant a very pleasant place to eat. Good food and service situated in La Faouet.
Le Thon qui rit
23 Rue du Soleil
Lovely restaurant. Sat in the outside eating area at the rear of the restaurant and it was just perfect. Very helpful staff made this restaurant a very pleasant place to eat. Good food and service situated in La Faouet.